Aldo Leopold Quote

This song of the waters is audible to every ear, but there is other music in these hills, by no means audible to all. To hear even a few notes of it you must first live here for a long time, and you must know the speech of hills and rivers. Then on a still night, when the campfire is low and the Pleiades have climbed over rimrocks, sit quietly and listen for a wolf to howl, and think hard of everything you have seen and tried to understand. Then you may hear it—a vast pulsing harmony—its score inscribed on a thousand hills, its notes the lives and deaths of plants and animals, its rhythms spanning the seconds and the centuries.


p. 149. - A Sand County Almanac, 1949 - "Chihuahua and Sonora: The Green Lagoons"

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This song of the waters is audible to every ear, but there is other music in these hills, by no means audible to all. To hear even a few notes of it...

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This song of the waters is audible to every ear, but there is other music in these hills, by no means audible to all. To hear even a few notes of it...

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This song of the waters is audible to every ear, but there is other music in these hills, by no means audible to all. To hear even a few notes of it...

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This song of the waters is audible to every ear, but there is other music in these hills, by no means audible to all. To hear even a few notes of it...